MJB
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Will fat help you gain muscle?
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If you are heavier you will be stronger wether this is by fat or by muscle I think we can all agree on that. On what do you base this? Apart from very few lifts where a bit more body weight helps you,...

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Can you get jacked-up without weights (more broadly, without equipment) or supplements?
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If you look at the basics you'll see that you don't need weight, you need resistance. The most common way of finding resistance is by using weight because you can increase it in steps, making ...

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Why is autologous blood transfusion banned as a kind of doping?
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Because it is a way to enhance performance, in an unnatural way. It basically has a similar effect as EPO: increasing your red blood cells. It can be very dangerous if done incorrectly, which is ...

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10,000 Steps a day rule, what science is it based on?
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There is nothing scientific why one would walk 10.000 steps over let's say, 8.000 steps or 12.000 steps. It dates back to somewhere in the 1960s, by a company in Japan. They created a product which ...

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Why is it harder for women than men to do push ups?
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Simply looking at the biology of the male and female human body tells us enough to answer this question. Men have far higher base testosterone, which is why men have a higher base musscle mass ...

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6 months in calisthenics and still almost no progress
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I think your main problem is that you don't really focus on anything with your current program. You do many different things at once and as a beginner that is fine but if you want to take it more ...

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How to reduce belly and face fat
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In short, you can't target fatloss. You can however make some healthy changes to your life, most of which you've already done by the looks of it. Most people have a hard time losing fat on their ...

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How to build a bigger and stronger upper body?
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You should definitely do the big compound movements. Deadlifts, Bench press, Shoulder press (standing). Doing shoulder press while standing will add that you'll be contracting your core to stabalize, ...

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1h Cardio at 120-130 bpm EVERY DAY
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First of all, hats of for the work you've put in and the weight you've lost! Do you see anything wrong with this workout? Should I take resting days sometimes (why or why not?). Doing cardio at ...

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Don't see much difference in size
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Welcome to fitness.se First of all, hats off to what you've achieved thus far! Sounds like you're on the right path to becoming a more healthy version of yourself. About you're question. If you're ...

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Is cycling significantly better for knees compared to running?
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TLDR: Yes, cycling is better for your knees (and more than that) Cycling is significantly better for not only your knees but also your ankles and your entire spine. The fact that you push a pedal won'...

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Does cardio build muscle?
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This is going to be a yes and no answer, and here is why. If you start from nothing, you will have not have a lot of muscle mass in your legs. Cardio activities such as running, sprinting and cycling ...

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How do I avoid this physique? Any exercises I should do/not do?
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Welcome to fitness.stackexchange! First of all, the guy in the picture looks like a beginner, maybe 6 months to a year or working out at best. So it could be that he isn't doing everything right ...

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Weight gaining with or without gym
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TLDR: Yes, joining a gym to work out and eat more (good) food will help you gain weight, and I'll explain how to start off. First off, 4 years ago I was right where you are. I'm 184cm tall and would ...

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Is it possible to regain muscle strength after anorexia and surgery?
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Yes. You can absolutely regain your body weight and strength. The reason you may seem so much weaker since the surgery is because an event like this takes its toll on your body and it will need to ...

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Underweight female-gym routines?
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It's very normal that a girl of only 90lbs will have trouble picking up the bar since it's 45lbs, which is half your bodyweight. Anyone would have issues picking up half their bodyweight when they ...

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What is the hardest bodyweight chest exercise?
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Well, if there is a "chest equivalent" to a handstand pushup or front lever, it's either a full planche or maltese. (or the push up variants of both exercises) Both exercises require a lot more than ...

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How can I do a better job of warming up without wearing myself out?
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The way you want to warm up depends vastly on the type of sport. It's hard to tell you what you can change since you haven't added any of your current ways of warming up, but I'll give it a go. (maybe ...

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How to loose weight when nearly 400 pounds
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A few things: 1. You'll need to adjust your eating habits The most important thing about losing weight (in my opinion) is nutrition. The reason you've gained this much weight is probably bad ...

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Weight loss on a vegan diet
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Getting protein on a vegan diet is pretty simple. You can get it from tempeh, tofu, lentils, chickpeas, numerous types of beans, nutritional yeast, soy products and more. As for the weight gain. It ...

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Does walking, running and jogging improve the health?
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Well, yes this improves your general health. You don't need to work out every day to be a healthy person. The only reason many people work out is because a lot of people have jobs in which they sit in ...

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What time shall I eat Protein? (a regular cyclist who wanna gain shoulders)
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The most important thing is that you eat enough throughout the day. The only time window that is of any significance is the 1 or 1 and a half hours after working out. Consuming quality foods at this ...

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Is it bad to run on a (relatively) full stomach?
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It's not bad for you but it's not optimal either. It's not bad for you to drink this much and go workout instantly after, but it takes some time for your body to actually absorb all of the water and ...

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Should I bulk up or keep cutting fat?
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TLDR: You should eat a small caloric surplus and lift heavy weights. If you cut down to 10% bodyfat now, and start adding calories later to gain mass, you will also increase your bodyfat again. Even ...

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Legs gave out after 55 squats?
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Fitness is a sport of patience. What you need to do is not trying to rush into getting fit again. You need to set goals 6 or 12 months from now and progress towards them. Start with sets of 3 or 4 ...

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After 2 years cannot do push or pull up - is it more than a strength issue?
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What you should be doing is increasing the strength of the muscle groups you use during a pull-up or push-up. For instance, do lat pull-downs or inverted rows to work your back muscles to the point ...

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Handstand Pushup Progression
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The amount of info is very minimal so this is all I can give you: the only conclusion I make based on this picture is that you mainly need to work on mobility and form. It seems like you already have ...

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Getting a planche with only psuedo planche push ups
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TLDR: You need to do more than just psuedo planche pushups. if it's possible to learn a planche by only doing psuedo planche push ups? I wouldn't say so. Doing psuedo planche pushups helps and it a ...

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Which gives better results: bulk and cut, or slow and steady?
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A combination of the two will give you the best result. Most people think of a "dirty" bulk when they hear the word bulk, in which you literally eat anything and everything. This makes you ...

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Use of hot belts for weight loss
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TLDR: These kinds products don't give the results they claim and are certainly not a healthy way to lose weight. When you workout, you burn calories, approximately 85% of which are exhaled. The ...

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